The Apostolate helps people with sensory disabilities (blind and/or deaf) to find a home in their parish and overcome obstacles to receiving the sacraments.

Deaf Ministry – check out the Deaf Catholics of Wisconsin website!

  • 9am Sunday Mass at St. Dennis Parish
    • Interpretted in ASL
    • Meet other Deaf Catholics
  • Diocesan Events
    • Contact Sue at to be notified of diocesan or regional events for Deaf Catholics such as speakers, visiting deaf priests, opportunities for Confession, and Bible Studies.
  • Grant opportunities
    • Parishes can apply for grants to provide an ASL interpreter for sacraments (including funeral masses) or large parish events that Deaf Catholics want to attend.
    • For large events, apply online. For one time events (such as funerals), please contact the Apostolate directly.
  • Sunday TV Mass – with ASL interpreter and closed captioning
    • Times and channels
      • 6am on WISC-TV 3
      • 7am on TVW (Channel 3.2 for those with antennas) and Direct TV 14 (Cable)
      • Past masses are posted to our Facebook page early each week
  • Books to borrow:
    • Deaf Diaspora by Bob Ayres
    • Inside Deaf Culture by Padden & Humphries

Ministry for people who are blind

  • Braille Materials
    • Text for the Mass available in braille upon request – contact us.
  • Audio Materials
    • Apostolate staff is happy to serve as advocates for audio materials related to sacramental prep. For example, a grant could be requested for any audiobooks related to Marriage Prep or Baptism Prep for Catholics who are blind in the Diocese of Madison

Latest News

Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities
Jul 18 | 2017

Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities

The Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities has been revised and republished by the USCCB! Familiarize yourself with this document. It is a great gift […]
NCOD June Announcement 2017
Jun 23 | 2017

NCOD June Announcement 2017

Fr. Shawn Carey, a new President for the National Catholic Office for the Deaf, delivers an update from the Board of Directors on the Spring Election, the success of the […]


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